Gruffudd Joins Willows Author Biopic

Ioan Gruffudd (“Fantastic Four,” “Hornblower”) has joined the Kenneth Grahame biopic “Banking on Mr. Toad” for HSL Studio says Variety

The story charts Grahame’s journey from his job as the secretary of the Bank of England during the era of industrialization at the end of the 19th century through to his authoring of classic children’s book “The Wind in the Willows.”

The story also explores Grahame’s relationship with his autistic son. Samantha Morton is in discussions to play the author’s wife Elspeth.

Bruce Beresford is attached to direct from a script by Timothy Haas and Wendy Oberman. Filming kicks off in Ireland later this year.